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Down Tor Cairn

Down Tor Cairn

Photo taken on 19-05-2018

Database entries

OS Map: SX 58642 69315
OS Source: Garmin
HER: MDV3440
Megalithic Portal: 27903
Alternate name: Hingston Hill Summit 1
Short Name: CN DownTor
Butler map: 47.12.1
Grinsell: WALKHAMPTON 30
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 14.0 x 1.3
Lidar: SX 58642 69315
Nearest Bus Stop: Princetown Dartmoor Visitor Centre (4.2 km) [Route: 98,171,172]
Nearby sites: SX 58642 69315


"cairn mound measures 15.5m in diam and stands up to 1.5m high. A t-shaped trench cutting into the centre of the mound suggests partial early excavation, though the results of the investigation are not known. This cairn forms part of a ritual complex of monuments including 3 cairns, a stone alignment and enclosure". Approx 70 m NW of the cairn circle at the end of the Down Tor stone row.


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